Farm and Industry Short Course classes are available to CALS undergrads

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students can take courses in the Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) to receive degree credit.  FISC classes start on Monday, November 5, 2012.  The program’s Fall Term timetable can be found at

A maximum of 15 credits may be transferred to the CALS degree program.  In order to receive degree credit, students must submit a “FISC to Agricultural Electives Transfer Form” along with a transcript from the FISC office to the office of CALS Undergraduate Programs and Services, 116 Agricultural Hall. These courses can be transferred to a student’s undergraduate record if they earn a “B” grade or better upon course completion.  If approved, the course number, title and credits earned will appear on your transcript (e.g. SC_AAE 72 Farm Law, 1.00 credit). Note: depending on the student’s major, there could be an instance of course duplication or overlap with previously taken courses or future courses.  You will need to check with the Short Course director about overlap.

There is no additional cost for CALS students to enroll in these classes as long as they are already a full time student and the credit load with the additional Short Course credits does not exceed the 18 credit maximum. For part-time students the cost is $216 per credit for in-state residents, $274 for Tri-State residents (MN, IA and IL) and $555 for out-of-state residents.

To be considered, CALS undergraduates must submit a undergraduate admission application that can be found at  Completed forms should be dropped of in 116 Agricultural Hall or e-mailed to